Russian Doll is the first good new series of 2019 starring Natasha Lyonne is a Groundhog’s Day-
Here’s a fun fact about me: put any show in New York City and I will watch it beginning to end. I will spend my entire weekend fighting people on the internet defending that show. Yes, it was weird at the end of Girls when Lena Dunham’s character had a black baby but Girls took place in NYC therefore I’m a ride or die fan.
Russian Doll pretty much exists exclusively in a two block radius around Tompkins Square Park in the East Village which is just enough New York to get me edging but then you throw Natasha Lyonne in there, and you’ve got yourself the first must-binge TV show of the year
So ltet’s talk about Natasha Lyonne and why we should constantly be talking about Natasha Lyonne.
Natasha Lyonne is like if Carol Kane had sex with Rodney Dangerfield while smoking a box of Newports and playing St. Vincent’s guitar as Paula Poundstone does an hour stand up set in the background and Lucille Ball knits a scarf in the corner.
Natasha Lyonne is the type of woman who would call you a ‘fag’ if you held the door open for her but she’s also the type of person who would curse you out if you didn’t hold the door open for her.
In the Conan clip above, she’s the type of woman who would plan an orgy during a company work trip and if you’re her boyfriend you just let her do it because you just know she’s that type of person.
The type of woman you cannot put in a box or define in one sentence. The type of woman who actually actively lives the Marilyn Monroe quotes that basic bitches use in their Instagram captions for photos of their super ‘fun’ birthday weekends.
The point is, she’s authentic. She is uniquely herself and that shows in all of her roles. It’s the reason why she’s pretty much the only actor from 1999’s American Pie that is still currently working year after year (in shows and movies that people actually watch. No offense, Chris Klein).
All hail, Natasha Lyonne.
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